The Lord’s Diner
Free meals served to the hungry in Pittsburg, 365 days a year, no exceptions
From night to night, The Lord’s Diner never looks the same. The food is always different. The guests, too. Even the volunteers are constantly rotating.
The important stuff, though? That will never change.
Three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, no exceptions, The Lord’s Diner provides dinner to hungry guests in Pittsburg – for free. Operating under the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, which also manages two permanent Lord’s Diner locations and several mobile food trucks in Wichita, The Lord’s Diner serves an average of 150 people in Pittsburg every single night.
The ultimate goal, according to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, is “to combat hunger in the community” by serving “a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry.”
In Pittsburg, in a nondescript building at the corner of … Read More »
A Bolder Humboldt
Group dreams big and gets to work in Humboldt
In a town of fewer than 2,000 people, there’s a revolution happening. The proof is found on the downtown square.
An abandoned building, formerly a jewelry store, has been transformed into a luxury candy shop with shiny marble floors and Parisian accents; upstairs, a modern Airbnb is available for rent. Next door, a new restaurant is opening its doors in another once-decrepit building, its mouth-watering menu creating a buzz in town. Around the corner, a mercantile offers upscale coffee drinks and curated boutique gifts.
Also in the works? A brewery. A renovated hotel. A makerspace.
Welcome to a new Humboldt – or, as one group is calling itself, A Bolder Humboldt…
Want to keep reading about A Bolder Humboldt? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in … Read More »
Thrive Allen County makes big strides for Southeast Kansas
You don’t have to search hard to see the impact Thrive Allen County has had in Iola.
There’s the new Allen County Regional Hospital, the soon-to-be-constructed grocery store in the heart of town, the bike sharrows painted in the streets. There’s the 7-plus-mile trail system on the south edge of the city, the Happy Tails Dog Park, and even the less-visible projects – like a pilot program to help public housing residents quit using tobacco to comply with new federal requirements.
Thrive Allen County either initiated or had a hand in every one of those projects – and they’re really just the tip of the iceberg…
Want to keep reading about Thrive Allen County? Check out the spring issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much … Read More »